2024 Texas Crab Festival Presents

The Texas Crab Fest brings together a variety of artists for a Mother’s Day weekend of gulf coast style Music, Art and Crabs on May 10-12, 2024 in Crystal Beach, Texas.

Taking the stage at 7:15 is the Big Jordan Band. Whether you’re looking for a unique original red dirt band or a high-energy party band, “It’s always a party with Big Jordan,” playing Country, Blues, and Classic Rock, and they can mix it up a bit! With an extensive catalog of songs, you are sure to be entertained.

Wayne Toups at the 2022 Texas Crab Festival

The evening is headlined by Louisiana and Gulf Coast Museum’s Hall of Fame member Wayne Toups who takes the stage at 9:45 pm. Toups is one of most commercially successful American Cajun Singers of all time with a career highlighted at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in 2013. He returns with his unique brand of Cajun, Zydeco, R&B, and Rock music. Wayne, the Cajun Springsteen, has toured the world to include 26 countries. He has played the New Orleans Jazz Festival for 27 consecutive years. He performed at the 1990 Super Bowl. He always has a home here at Crystal Beach.

Galveston Ukulele Society at the 2023 Texas Crab Festival

Galveston Ukulele Society (Noon) is a social group based on the common love of the ukulele. They love sharing aloha through song and welcome all visitors to sing along. GUS-togethers focus on sharing songs. Come enjoy the magical sound of the ukulele, perfect for visitors of all ages.


Returning to the Texas Crab Festival is 3 Way Switch taking the stage at 1:45. After a brief break, the band is back as one of the most popular bands on the local music scene. If you’re a fan of the 60’s and 70’s music genres of Rock & Roll, R&B, and Country pop then you’ll love this band. Band includes lead singer and guitarist T. Bruce Haire, Shelby Collins on saxophone, Gayle Sheffield on harmonica, John Rabalais on lead guitar and vocals, Rod Savell on percussions, and Eddie Leblanc on bass. The band’s name Three Way Switch was derived from their alternating mix of the three genres they are known for, along with some original tunes, “Angel Like You”, “Gretchen” and “Until I Get Home To You”, on one of their three albums.

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Little Comic at the 2023 Texas Crab Festival

Little Comic (4:00 pm), is an aspiring hip hop/pop artist. He is incredibly talented, at 10 years old he already has a growing fan base on social media, has released original music on all DSP, can play drums, bass, piano and guitar and has opened up for Texas rap legends ZRO and Lil Keke.


David Joel at the 2024 Texas Crab Festival

Beaumont favorite David Joel returns to the Texas Crab Festival at 5:30 pm. David first picked up a guitar at the age of 9. With hard work, persistence, and a little divine intervention, he launched his music career. Having played fairs and festivals, clubs, bars, restaurants and casinos, David’s musical talents, high energy and friendly outgoing personality keep his audiences entertained and kicking up their heels. The good-looking, country rocker will never fail to get the party started and keep it going all night.

Texas Flood Band at the 2023 Texas Crab Festival

At 7:45 pm, Tommy Katona and Texas Flood have become one of the premier blues bands in all of North Texas. Evolving from the original tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texas Flood pays tribute to the legends as well as the future of the blues through their own music and style. With an in-your-face show and raw high energy playing Tommy Katona takes the listener on a journey through the blues.


Roger Creager at the 2023 Texas Crab Festival

And headlining the 2024 Texas Crab Festival is none other than the award winning Roger Creager at 10:00 pm. Creager is an adventurist; he does not like to sit still while the world passes by. Whether it’s climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, jumping off his boat to snorkel with wild dolphins, snow skiing in the Rockies, catching tuna 100 miles from shore, piloting his airplane to far-off concerts, spear-fishing around oil rigs, scuba diving coral reefs, surfing in Costa Rica, or playing music through the Italian countryside, he tries to get the most out of what the world has to offer. All of this finds its way into Roger’s music and live shows. His passion for life invigorates everyone around him including his fan base. Those who get hooked on his charisma and high energy come back show after show, year after year, and record after record.


Kicking off Sunday entertainment at Noon, ‘Coastline at LSCPA’ is the most visible performing ensemble within the Lamar State College Port Arthur Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts Department. The group has regular bookings on campus and throughout the Golden Triangle. Past performances include The South Texas State Fair, Logon Café, Madison’s, Dylan’s, The Nederland Heritage Festival, Riverfest, and the Groves Pecan Festival. Directed by Commercial Music Instructor Carl Richardson, they perform a variety of genres ranging from country, rock and roll, blues, pop, and jazz.

La Mentira Nortena at the 2024 Texas Crab Festival

At 2:00 we welcome La Mentira Norteña, a Norteño Band Founded in 2016. Based In Houston Texas, they have traveled all over the US to provide Clients with their great Music. 6 Artists Including Martin as the singer, Daniel as the Sound Engineer, Noel as Accordeonist, Juan as Bajosextero, Antonio as Drummer, and Enrique as Bass Player.
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Cajun Blend at the Texas Crab Festival

Cajun Blend (4:00 pm) is a 4-piece band with Jason Deleon on accordion. In 1996 he and bass player Aaron Sterling got together and started playing at the Rodair Club in Port Arthur. Aaron lived in France for three years and is very versatile in his genre of music. Drummer Curtis Harrington has been playing music for over 40 years ranging from rock and roll to Cajun music. Fiddle player Travis Benoit started playing the accordion at age 11 and eventually moved over to the fiddle.

The Texas Crab Festival is May 10-12, 2024 at Festival Park, located at 1605 Highway 87, Crystal Beach, Texas. All-day admission is $15 Friday, $15 Saturday and FREE on Sunday. Kids 15 and under are always FREE. Parking is also FREE.

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